Lowcost Airline for Paris-Prague

Jul 27th, 2005, 09:49 AM
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Lowcost Airline for Paris-Prague

I am trying to find a low cost airline to go from Paris to Prague for two days, or vica-versa. With only 2 days in Prague, I am think that a train would take too long. If I decide on the spur of the moment while in Paris in Oct., I hope that flights won't be a problem.
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Jul 27th, 2005, 09:54 AM
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Try SkyEurope. If you can't find a flight to Prague, consider Budapest because it does fly there.
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Jul 27th, 2005, 10:18 AM
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Try www.smartwings.net
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Jul 27th, 2005, 12:16 PM
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Knowing the name of this-or-that low-cost intra-Europe airline is good; remembering the name www.whichbudget.com to check on the constantly changing playing field is (perhaps) better.

Best wishes,

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Jul 28th, 2005, 06:19 AM
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SkyEurope is a perfectly good recommendation. That said, remember that "spur of the moment" and "low cost" don't really match. Low cost airlines are actually worthy of their denomination if you book reasonably well in advance. If you book on SkyEurope one week before, it'll cost you € 250-300 return, even in low season. On the other hand, low cost airlines do allow changes of reservation dates, for a penalty of about € 25. So, if you really one to go to Prague (which I think is a good idea in October), do book now, and you'll possibly change if need be.
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Jul 28th, 2005, 06:42 AM
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Art's description of cheapo airlines' ticket change policy might be easily misunderstood.

Doubtless some differ subtly, but Ryanair's policy is typical. If you change a reservation, you pay the fee AS WELL AS any fare adjustment. Book on August 1 for Oct 1 and you pay the three-month in advance rate. Change that booking on Sept 23 and you pay €30 change fee on the web AS WELL AS the difference between the fare on Aug 1 and the fare for that flight on the day you make the change. And, Ryanair being the single-minded seeker of customer satisfaction that it is, if the fare's gone down, they won't refund you. But odds are, the fare will have gone up a lot.

Which will probably mean, a few days out, that it'll be cheaper to go onto ebookers and find what conventional airlines are offering.

As a general rule, spur of the moment flights in Europe are damn expensive. And if any more cheapo airlines go bust (EUJet collapsed yesterday), they'll get even pricier.
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Jul 28th, 2005, 10:28 AM
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again: smartwings.net flies direct Paris CDG to Prague airport. you can find for around than 100 Euros round trip tax included. I used them and they are totally legit.
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Jul 28th, 2005, 11:29 PM
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Very good point, flanneruk, you are absolutely right. Even lastminute.fr would be a better, well, last minute choice, than paying full fare with a cheapo airline.

I think that wizz also fly from Paris (well, Beauvais) to Prague.
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